Trenchless Pipe Replacement Versus Traditional Pipe Replacement
Sewer lines generally are quite sturdy and they tend to last for several years. However, they too are prone to damage and can break down.
Problems with sewer lines are not easy to detect and they can cause several environmental and health related problems. Therefore, it is best to have these problems fixed as soon as possible.
When it comes to replacing sewer lines, there are two options that homeowners have at their disposal. Here is a look at both of these methods:
Traditional Pipe Replacement
The traditional method of replacing the pipes involves digging and excavation in order to gain access to the pipes that have been damaged. This process requires the use of heavy machinery and there is a threat that the owner’s property would be damaged.
Trenchless Pipe Replacement
Also known as, “pipe within a pipe”; trenchless pipe replacement is a new method, which involves the use of modern technology to replace damaged pipes. The process does not involve digging or excavation.
The process is also effective for repairing the pipes. The pipe, which is already located underground, is used as a host and does not need to be removed.
Steps Involved In Trenchless Pipe Replacement
The first step involves identifying an access point. It is through the access point that the plumbers insert video cameras, which are used for inspecting the damage that has been done to the pipes. The access point is also used for entering the liner sleeve.
Once the affected area has been detected, the liner sleeve is inserted. The sleeve is coated with epoxy and is inflated. This inflated sleeve serves as a replacement for the damaged pipe.
The plumbers once again use the video camera in order to inspect the damage that has been done to the pipes and make sure that it has been repaired properly.
Advantages Of Trenchless Pipe Replacement
There are certain benefits of trenchless pipe replacement. This process does not involve digging or excavation. Therefore, there is no damage done to your property.
There are certain areas of your house that you cannot dig up. Trenchless pipe replacement can help repair or replace the pipes in these areas of your house. It is also a less expensive than traditional methods of pipe replacement.
Do you need the pipes in your household replaced using this particular method? Get in touch with us. We are a professional plumbing company located in Bloomsburg. In addition to trenchless pipe replacement, we offer a wide range of addition plumbing service, which include:
- Drain snaking
- Camera detection services
- jetter services
You can contact us at 570-380-0902.